If you want to build a fulfilling career, you need to develop both marketable skills and career capital.
Flight Behavior acknowledges the importance of both love and science.
The big creative work you want to do with your life — aka THE WORK — should include a money-making component.
Play is a gift you give yourself. Performance is a gift you give an audience.
Focus on what makes life worth living. Do that. Avoid activities or interventions that take away from that.
I was doing this interview to get a scholarship for college, it was me and something like four or five faculty members in a conference room, and I can’t remember whether they asked me if I had a philosophy of life or if I volunteered it, but I remember quoting Our Town: Does anyone ever realize…
This Week Books sold: 1 ebooks, 0 paperbacks Money earned: $2.79 Money spent: $0 Total Books sold: 332 ebooks, 136 paperbacks Money earned (book sales): $1,241.14 Money earned (Patreon): $6,909 Money spent: $4,820.71 I just have a few more Volume 2 revisions and rewrites to make this weekend, and then I’ll be ready to move on to the next phase of the publication process….
I checked Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys out of the library for three reasons: I love her posts on writing. I love her rules for living. Her background appears to be similar to mine in some interesting ways. Supernatural/paranormal YA is not usually my genre, but character is my genre and feelings is my genre and mythology was definitely my genre…
I read Meg Howrey’s The Wanderers last week. To say that it was a book that made me forget the rest of the world existed might be a little on the nose, if you know what the story’s about, but I haven’t been this fully absorbed by a book in… I don’t even know how long….